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Gifts from passionate theatre patrons are the foundation of Court’s philanthropic support. We stage plays of enduring relevance, garnering an ever-growing reputation for excellence both in Chicago and across the country. Through your generosity, you ensure that Court continues to produce theatrical work of the highest caliber. 

As the largest performing arts organization on the South Side of Chicago, our community includes thousands of artists, educators, students, and audience members. Gifts from friends like you enable us to bring fresh interpretations of classic texts to the stage. Your support also empowers students in classrooms across the South Side. We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to ensure these partnerships, programs, and productions continue to challenge and inspire audiences. 

Help us continue our work of ambitious storytelling and audience engagement by making your gift to Court today. There are many ways to give:

Donate Online
  • By Phone or Wire Transfer: Call Cara Peterson, Assistant Director of Development, at (773) 834-5293
  • Donor Advised Fund or Transfer of Stock: Call or email William Nalley, Director of Development, at (773) 834-3305
  • Give by Mail: Please mail a check to

    The University of Chicago
    Gift Administration and Business Data
    5235 S. Harper Court
    4th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Please include a note designating your gift to Court Theatre

For more information, contact:
William Nalley, Director of Development

Donor Benefits

Court’s donors are the most loyal patrons and audience members. As a donor, you receive special benefits and recognition in thanks for your generosity. Read below to explore the different giving levels and donor benefits that will reward, acknowledge, and engage you even further with Court Theatre. (All invitations are for two.)

CONTRIBUTOR: $250 – $499

  • Yearlong donor recognition in the Court Theatre program
  • Complimentary parking at all Court productions
  • Dine at one of Court’s partner restaurants to receive a special offer when you display your Court tickets the day of your performance

SUPPORTER: $500 – $999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation to all season First Rehearsal Events; experience this unique opportunity when the cast and crew gather to discuss the script and designs
  • Invitation to one season Designer Run Event

LEADER: $1,000 – $2,999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • All the benefits above, plus:
  • Invitation to all season Designer Run Events

Interested in making a gift of $3,000 or more? Court’s Producers Circle is our premiere donor society. Membership in the Producers’ Circle comes with additional benefits, including invitations to three exclusive Producers’ Circle Events featuring Court Theatre artists and University of Chicago Scholars, ticket concierge services, and more.

Learn More about the Producers Circle

Photo of Kelvin Roston Jr., Amanda Drinkall, and Sheldon Brown by Michael Brosilow.

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